Written by FIPLAB Ltd
Latest Version: 1.99.2
Rated 4.5/5 By 6,252 People
What does Duplicate Detective: Cleaner do? AWARDED MACWORLD 'MAC GEM' - The Best Duplicate Finder For Mac!
Duplicate Detective is the most comprehensive duplicate finder for your Mac. It quickly scans your hard drive to find all the duplicate files and folders on your Mac. You can then selectively choose which duplicates to delete and consequently free up precious space on your hard drive.
CRISP & CLEAN INTERFACE:
• Intuitive and easy to navigate
• Retina-ready graphics
• Scan individual or multiple folders in one go
• Drag and drop support to add folders before scanning
ROBUST SEARCH ENGINE:
• Files compared via our advanced SHA-1 hash checksum algorithm
• Super fast and accurate duplicate detection algorithms
• Locate duplicate images, audio, archives, entire folders and more
• Support for Photos and iPhoto Libraries
• Support for external hard drives and network volumes
• Blacklist certain folders to ensure they are never scanned
FILTERING & REMOVAL:
• Filter and sort duplicates depending on their type/size/name/age, etc
• Quick Look support by hitting the spacebar over any duplicate file/folder
• One-click auto selection/deselection of all duplicates for your ease
• Double-check verification screen before deleting duplicates
• Option to enable alias creation to replace duplicates with shortcuts
• By default, duplicates are moved to your Trash, allowing for easy and safe recovery
We've worked hard to make Duplicate Detective as simple and efficient as possible for you to use. We would love to hear your thoughts via email and make any improvements to future versions of this app. We intend to have an active development cycle powered by your feedback and support!!
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Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
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I’ve used three different deduplicators and this is my favorite!
I have 3 different deduplicators and this is my favorite..
Is it perfect, No, the most irritating issue is that if it experiences errors during the deleting process, you have to run it all again, it doesn’t let you go back and maybe change permissions and try to delete again… Major pain!!
I like the fact that it will let you make hard links instead of deleting, which is fine UNLESS you are on an APFS!!!! CAUTION!!!! Read up on APFS and hardlinks.
The other thing is that if you are wanting to delete files from one specific directory that are named the same but on different devices, it only shows you the directory name so you either have to change the directory name before you run the deduplication process or try it and check all the selected to make sure those selected to be deleted are in the correct directory or it would be MUCH better if it would show you the full path of the directories in the selection options instead of just the directory!
That’s it, I’m not sure if it is any faster than the others but I like using it the best!
I have so many pictures all over my hard drive and external hard drive. I wanted an app that would find the duplicates. Yes, it found duplicates, but not all. Once it scanned, which it took forever by the way, it would come up with some duplicates. I could take the file name that it found and put it into my Finder window and found a ton more. Too time consuming to delete them like that. It will also tell me that there is one in my Photo app and when I go to search for it, it’s gone. Or it will tell me there is one in the Photo app and one in a file folder. So I thought I’d delete the one that was showing in the folder, saving the one in the Photo app. Well it ended up deleting them both. I did NOT have them both checked, but it still deleted them both. :( Anyway … all that aside, just make sure when you hit delete that you aren’t deleting something you want to keep. :(
Going to look for another app ….
EXCELLENT SEAERCH ENGINE
I always drop my MAC HD onto it whenever I want to find all duplicaates, and boy does it do an excellent job. When I first started, it took forever and ever, it seemed, but the little emessages pop up and say be patient we are not finished yet, we will tell you when we are done. and yes it does. This app has freed up so much space on. my computer. Now when I run it, it maybe finds a ½ a dozen duplicates all the time. Once you use it to the full extent to find all your duplicares, it will make sure your computer has no more in it when you run it the net time. I give this app a 5 star because it has really freed up my computer and helped me find all the duplicaates inon my HD. I love it. use it regularly and would recommend it to anybody using a wonderful MAC.
Too many steps!!
I have used Duplicate Detective for the last several years but it is not intuitive. I have to keep two windows open (instructions & files) even though I have used it for so long! The steps are not clear or intuitive and require me to follow the instructions step by step every time I use it. (After it identifies the duplicates there remain a number of steps one has to follow to delete the duplicates even though that is the one and only thing you are running the scan for. You are required to go back through each step, not just push a single button.)
The time it takes to identify the files, go through the identification process and then to do a clean-up process isn’t excessively long, just tedious. Why couldn’t they simplify the works with a couple buttons that automate the process!